What is the word for people who are presumptuous and with the same root as "presumptuous"? Thanks.

  • "Presumptard." Oh, wait, I just made that up. – Ben Kovitz May 20 '16 at 1:44

There really isn't one, besides a whole phrase like 'presumptuous person'.

The root word here is presume, which could theoretically have an agent form presumptor, but I've never heard this word used. Wiktionary only lists presumption, presumptive and presumptuous as words derived from 'presume'.

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    I guess you could say "presumer", but that seems to be almost nonexistent in practice. There's a short story called "The Presumer", about a man who presumes a lot, but that seems to be almost the only instance of it. – stangdon May 20 '16 at 1:50
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    Also interesting, because the question asks about "people" rather than "a person", using the presumptuous works if used properly, e.g., The presumptuous are alarmed, and they may be awakened and redeemed. – Damkerng T. May 20 '16 at 3:26
  • @DamkerngT. Quite true, though that sounds distinctly literary. – Sjiveru May 20 '16 at 3:28

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